Are you working in an adult learning environment, and want to improve your knowledge of educational and professional development and educational research issues? As a prospective student you may be teaching in a tertiary organisation, teaching evening classes, working at a private training establishment, supporting adult refugees as they learn English or be involved in training and professional development within your company/organisation. The Graduate Diploma in Higher Education helps you work with and educate adults, whether you're a lecturer, manager or support staff. You will expand your expertise in adult teaching, as well as your understanding of educational development, learning technologies and educational research.
- An ability to tailor the programme to the needs of your career.
- A wide range of courses, including effective teaching and learning strategies, educational development, learning technologies and aspects of educational research.
- Highly qualified teaching professionals who are supported by up-to-date technology and responsive to the learning communities they serve.
- Focus on user-friendly tools for students and tutors.
- Emphasis on self-reflection.
- Courses are a mix of block courses and interactive workshop-based sessions, self-directed learning and/or face-to-face sessions. Many courses can be completed by distance learning.
If you have successfully completed Effective Learning and Teaching Strategies and one other 15-credit course and want to withdraw from the progamme, you may be awarded a Certificate in Higher Education. The indicative fee for the Certificate in Higher Education is $2340.50.
For this programme, you will need the following:
1. A recognised degree, a professional qualification in a relevant discipline or the ability to demonstrate competencies equivalent to the above
2. A minimum of 8 credits at NCEA Level 2 in English (4 in reading, 4 in writing)
3. If English is your second language, you are required to have one or more of the following:
- Have achieved NCEA Level 3 and New Zealand University entrance
- Be able to provide evidence you satisfy our criteria for existing English proficiency
- Have achieved at least one English proficiency outcome in the last two years
Don’t meet the requirements? We also accept:
- Provide sufficient evidence to be eligible for special or discretionary admission.
For more information download the programme regulations:
Courses and timetables
For more details on the courses including timetables, please click on the course names below.
|Effective Learning and Teaching Strategies (EDUC6101)||30 credits (0.25 EFTS)||To develop effective teaching and learning capabilities. To enable participants to extend their current perspectives on core issues of tertiary education, and integrate Matauranga Maori Principles.|
|Social Learning Technologies (EDUC7102)||15 credits (0.125 EFTS)||To explore the implications of new and emerging learning technologies to enhance student learning and own pedagogical practice.|
|Research Beginnings (EDUC7103)||15 credits (0.125 EFTS)||To develop an informed and critical approach to educational research; develop skills in using research techniques chosen from a range of research methods.|
|Developing Successful Performance (EDUC7104)||15 credits (0.125 EFTS)||In an evaluative and critical manner effectively employ strategies to develop successful professional performance as leaders or learning.|
|Negotiated Project (EDUC7107)||30 credits (0.25 EFTS)||To enable candidates to undertake a project in the form of a development activity as an alternative way of achieving the graduate profile other than through course work.|
|Professional Practice in Education Portfolio (EDUC7735)||15 credits (0.125 EFTS)||To provide an opportunity for participants to integrate continuing professional development/education in a critical, reflective framework.|
|Negotiated Study (EDUC7736)||15 credits (0.125 EFTS)||To critically reflect on an aspect of educational practice via a negotiated learning contract|
The 'Key Information for Students' below does not reflect any international student information.
Please take this information as a guideline only. For example, you will often see a difference between these tuition fees and our estimate above. This is because there are a number of variables, such as the specific courses chosen within a programme.
The national graduate outcomes information is for all tertiary New Zealand providers including Unitec. This information is provided by the New Zealand Government and is derived from a national database that links educational and income information.
Key Information for Students
Entry requirementsMinimum requirements: A recognised degree, professional relevant qualification or ability to demonstrate equivalent competencies plus English language requirements. Special and discretionary admission also accepted.
Detailed requirements: See the above "Admission requirements" section for more information about entry to this progrogramme.
|Government tuition subsidy:||$6,135||$6,135|
National graduate outcomes
|(3 years after completion)|
|Earnings range||$41,949 - $56,221|
|In further study||10%|
|On a benefit||1%|
Note:All KIS information is the most recent available relating to domestic students only. Click here for more information about the Key Information for Students.